Number of poor Italians doubles, says report

(AGI) Brussels, Sept 15 - The number of poor people in Italyhas almost doubled since the financial crisis, according to areport by the Bertelsmann Foundation. Those defined assuffering material deprivation rose from 6.8 percent in 2007 to12.4 percent in 2013. Italy is ranked 24th out of 28 EuropeanUnion countries for social inclusion, followed by Hungary,Bulgaria, Romania and Greece. Top of the list were Sweden,Finland and Denmark. . .

(AGI) Brussels, Sept 15 - The number of poor people in Italyhas almost doubled since the financial crisis, according to areport by the Bertelsmann Foundation. Those defined assuffering material deprivation rose from 6.8 percent in 2007 to12.4 percent in 2013. Italy is ranked 24th out of 28 EuropeanUnion countries for social inclusion, followed by Hungary,Bulgaria, Romania and Greece. Top of the list were Sweden,Finland and Denmark. . .